THE GOBLIN - a Fantasy/Horror/Thriller Film set in the 1920s.

A boy imprisoned by an abusive recluse mother alone in a mansion in the 1920s begins to get ideas of his own when a goblin in his closet comforts him in the dark.

This movie, written and directed by Wyatt Michael, was incredibly difficult to film, being that it is a Period Piece Thriller, has a child lead actor, live animals, and an animatronic puppet lead character. It is Writer / Director Wyatt Michael's first film of this caliber and everyone involved is immensely proud of the production.


The film was shot in just four days in Hickory, North Carolina from August 30th to September 2nd 2016!  Because of high production costs it was all that could be afforded for this low budget indie.  It served to be the exact amount of time needed to pull it off well.  A small team of only 8 people came together from all over the United States and made it happen.  The strain of such a small crew in such a short time was tremendous, but everyone worked as a family and they would not have had it any other way.  The movie was filmed at the beautiful Harper House in Hickory with the participation of the Catawba County Historical Association.  Another Victorian mansion located in Carthage, NC was also used as a filming location.  A third location in Concord, NC was utilized for indoor studio shooting and a fourth in New Jersey for pickup shots.  All props and costumes were created by Heather and Wyatt Michael, which took a total of 6 months before filming.

Nearly all of the props for the film are real antiques dating back to the mid 1800s, so moving these items to and from filming locations had to be done with extreme care.  Period films are complicated and tedious work, but very rewarding.  Months of preparations were made to get every detail inside the house right and all of the film's props were purchased from all over the U.S. and Canada.

All music for the film is original, written by Samuel Atkinson, including the awesome intense movie trailer music.  This is just a sample of what is to come in the final film.  The film also features a song written by Wyatt Michael and Samuel Atkinson that is performed live by Robert Levey in the film.

The movie features and stars an animatronic mechanical puppet which was designed and created by Wyatt Michael.  The creature took him a total of 6 months to build as it was all from scratch and there were no blueprints! Audiences will be stunned by the goblin's performance on the big screen.  Everyone on the film set sat in stunned silence as the creature was performing.  It will certainly be something that audiences will not forget and something very unique to this film and story. His face will not be revealed until the film's premiere which will be early 2017.


Writer/Director Wyatt Michael - the film's Director, Executive Producer, Production Designer, and Creature maker.

Actor, Robert Levey II - starring in the role of Simon.

Actress, Nicole Hargrove - starring in the role of Mother.

Jon Spears (Sound), Wyatt Michael (Writer/Director), Anthony Seratelli (Cinematographer)

Cast & Crew of The Goblin

The Cast and Crew of The Goblin
Top Left to Right - Jon Spears (Sound), Anthony Seratelli (Director of Photography), Wyatt Michael (Writer/Director), Heather Michael (Props, Costumes, Animals), Nicole Hargrove (Actress), Denise Levey (Script Supervisor/Production Assistant)
Bottom Left to Right - Aryn Collins (Hair/Makeup), Josh Collins (Actor Double), Robert Levey II (Actor)